If by some chance you have arrived at this website from a link at Tactical22.net or Combatrifle.net you will know that it’s common knowledge that I love the RUGER 10/22 and have been contemplating a DO IT YOURSELF 10/22 project for some time but I have had a difficult time deciding what I wanted to do. My goal was to do something a little different but not insanely expensive. It would be real simple to just order a complete 10/22 from the likes of VOLQUARTSEN for about $1200 and call it a day. The other day I was browsing the Brownells website and I stumbled across a name in guns that I had forgotten about in recent years. That name is Jim Clark of Clark Custom Guns. Jim has a reputation of outstanding work on everything from1911′s, Smith & Wesson model 41′s, Smith & Wesson revolvers, AR-15′s and you guessed it, the RUGER 10/22.
Brownells is offering several variations of CLARK CUSTOM GUNS RUGER 10/22 BARRELED ACTIONS. The differences between the models are as follows:
- Target – Plain, Blue, .920″ Diameter 21.5″ long
- Target – Plain, Stainless .920″ Diameter 21.5″ long
- Target – Fluted, Blue, .920″ Diameter 21.5″ long
- Target – Fluted, Stainless, .920″ Diameter 21.5″ long
- Hunter – Fluted, Blue .920″ Diameter 16″ long
All models feature:
- Heavy Contour Lothar Walther Barrel
- Competition Trigger Job
- Trigger Stop
- Weaver TO9 Scope Base
- 1/2″ Group Size @ 50 Yard Guarantee
My selections for this project will be listed below.
CLARK CUSTOM GUNS RUGER 10/22 TARGET STAINLESS BARRELED ACTION
I was hoping to get the fluted version but it was not available at the time I placed my order.
BELL & CARLSON ODYSSEY AMBIDEXTROUS RUGER 10/22 STOCK
Finding a left-handed or ambidextrous 10/22 stock that was suitable for this project turned about to be the most difficult decision. In the end it really came down to one stock, the BELL & CARLSON ODYSSEY 10/22 STOCK. What made this selection a no brainer was the incredible price from Stockystocks. They were $100 or more cheaper than everybody else.
RUGER 10/22 MAGAZINE BX-25
The recently introduced Ruger BX-25 Magazine Ruger 10/22 22 Long Rifle 25-Round Polymer Black is the best magazine on the market for the 10/22. This magazine has been a long time coming and it was worth the wait. No need to look any further.
RUGER 10/22 MISCELLANEOUS PARTS UPGRADES
RUGER 10/22 SIGHTS
This rifle will not have iron sights
RUGER 10/22 SCOPE – Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 3-9 x 40 Black Matte Riflescope (BDC 150)
I settled on the Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 3-9 x 40 Black Matte Riflescope (BDC 150).
- Precise, repeatable, 1/4-inch at 50 yards reticle adjustments
- BDC150 reticle is .22-LR specific
- Paralax-free at 50 yards
- Fully multicoated optics
- Nitrogen filled and o-ring sealed
- Hand-turn reticle adjustments
- Quick focus eyepiece
- Uses 1″ rings
WARNE MAXIMA QUICK DETACH SCOPE RINGS
I went with the WARNE MAXIMA QUICK DETACH SCOPE RINGS based on a recommendation from a friend and fellow RUGER 10/22 nut. Scope rings are one of those things that is very difficult t to judge quality on based upon a few internet pictures. It isn’t until you have a set of WARNE MAXIMA SCOPE RINGS in your hand do you appreciate the precision, quality and workmanship that goes into these scope rings.
RUGER 10/22 BIPOD
The bipod was an easy choice. I bought a HARRIS BIPOD HBRMS 6″-9″ The height was the hardest thing to settle on. In the end I decided if it was too low I could always put something under the legs. If it was too tall it would be difficult to shoot with properly.
The part that I wasnt sure of was how to mount the sling stud in the alumium channel if the stock. As it turns out this mounting system, a T-Slot is a standard. Well actually two standards. There’s an American Mount HB6A and a European Mount HB6. The Odyssey stock utilizes the European style 3/8″ HB6.